Natural Dog Vomiting Remedies

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Natural Dog Vomiting Remedies


There are many possible reasons that cause a dog to vomit, from eating too fast to poisoning to chronic health problems such as IBD, liver problems, stomach ulcers, and more. It is therefore extremely important to ascertain the underlying root cause of vomiting in dogs, so that it can be treated properly.

Occasional vomiting in dogs who have no other illness symptoms and are otherwise alert and active can be managed and treated at home using natural remedies.

However, be particularly careful if your dog is a puppy or an older dog since their immune systems are weaker. Always watch out for dehydration that may occur as a result of vomiting.

This page introduces some natural dog vomiting remedies, such as herbal and homeopathic remedies, that you may find handy to treat an occasional bout of dog vomiting. If you want to find out more about the signs and the possible causes of dog vomiting, please click here.

Herbal Dog Vomiting Remedies

Some herbs are very effective in treating vomiting in dogs. For example:

  • Catnip: Catnip is a very effective herb for calming a dog with a nervous stomach - it works well in stopping bouts of acute vomiting caused by stressful events. Use a glycerine tincture for this purpose. (about 12-20 drops for every 20 lb. of body weight).
  • Fennel: Fennel, when combined with catnip, is also useful to prevent vomiting due to nervousness.
  • Ginger: For vomiting caused by motion sickness, ginger is a good choice.
  • Alfalfa: Alfalfa is rich in vitamin K, and helps the rebuilding of the intestinal wall and other mucous membranes. It also balances hyperacidity in the digestive tract and has been traditionally used for digestive ailments.

Homeopathic Remedies for Vomiting in Dogs

Homeopathic remedies are effective in treating acute onset of vomiting in dogs. It is therefore useful to stock up on some essential homeopathic remedies in your dog first aid kit for needy situations.

Arsenicum album

This is an effective remedy for vomiting (and diarrhea), caused especially by food poisoning, garbage eating, and other toxic poisoning. Dogs needing this remedy are restless and thirsty. They also feel nausea and chilly. Vomiting may be painful and the vomitus is very often foul-smelling.


If you dog vomits as a result of overeating or having eaten some rich foods, this remedy is appropriate. Usually the vomiting is accompanied by nausea which cannot be relieved even by vomiting.

Nux vomica

This remedy is effective for vomiting as a result of drug reactions. Dogs who need Nux are usually chilly and irritable. Vomiting may be painful and may also be accompanied by painful diarrhea.


If your dog vomits undigested food several hours after eating, try this remedy. Dogs needing this remedy are chilly and not thirsty. They tend to be very "clingy" and crave undivided attention from people.

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The herbs in this formula (e.g. fennel seeds, ginger, chamomile) give gastrointestinal support to and help digestion in dogs (and cats).

It is most effective for dogs suffering from digestive problems, such as vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, poor digestion, as well as food allergies.

This is a Chinese herbal remedy for digestive problems, such as vomiting, nausea, regurgitation, and diarrhea. It also works well if your dog suffers from motion sickness.

This is a combination of flower essences designed to balance the emotional attitudes that present the physical state of the health issue - vomiting. Animals respond well to flower essences, which are completely safe and can be used in conjunction with conventional medicines.

Natural Dog Vomiting Remedies

M.L. Wulff-Tilford and G.L. Tilford, Herbs for Pets (Bowtie Press, 1999).
M. Goldstein, The Nature of Animal Healing (Ballantine Books, 2000).
R.H. Pitcairn, The Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats (Rodale, 2005).
D. Hamilton, Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs (North Atlantic Books, 1999).

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